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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War


 
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ISBN: 978-0-9831745-3-0
Authors: Ali Ahmad Jahali and Lester Grau


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An in-depth analysis of Afghan guerrilla tactics

After a 10-year manhunt, the mastermind of one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. History, Osama bin Laden, has been eliminated. While this may be a significant victory for America, the war on terror is far from over. But this war is no stranger to history. Over 20 years have passed since the Soviet-Afghan War, yet American war fighters are still suffering from the same strategic faults of the Soviets. With history staring us in the face, we must ensure we don't make the same mistakes as those who came before us. This book was designed as the companion to Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan. The after action reports contained in The Other Side of the Mountain focus on the Mujahideen tactics that made these commanders, mostly made up of civilians, such a force to be reckoned with.

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Most of the tactical reviews included are coupled with a color full-page map complete with topography, movements of forces, fields of fire and more. Each event describes in detail what caused the mission to succeed or fail, and what should have been done differently.
“This book provides a detailed look into how our enemy fights and thinks. Little has changed since the Soviets fought the Mujahideen. Learn from their mistakes. A must read for anyone deploying to Afghanistan. Reading this book could save your life or the lives of your team members.”
—CSM (Ret) Mark Gerecht, U.S. Army

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4 of 5 about half away through but it's getting a bit re April 9, 2020
Reviewer: jeremy ward (Amazon Review)  
about half away through but it's getting a bit repetitive regarding the description of events. So far, and I'm only a half way through, there has been no change to Russian tactics to multiple attacks by the Mujahideen hence the repetitive nature of event vs outcome.

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4 of 5 stars excellent book April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Adil FAROOQ (Amazon Review)  
Really Excellent read, giving insight into the David vs Golliath battle that the Afghan Mujahudeen found themselves embroiled in. Recommend!

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5 of 5 Essential read for any soldier going into Afghanis April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Katkiller (Amazon Review)  
This is a pretty cool read if you are into military strategy. I can see why this would be essential reading material for any soldier going into Afghanistan. Looking forward for the other side of the mountain.

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5 of 5 The mujahadeen April 9, 2020
Reviewer: ron_barnes (Amazon Review)  
Based on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1979, this book is good reading for understanding combat in Afghanistan. Many people misjudged the mujahadeen, they are tenacious and innovative warriors

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4 of 5 A solid read and insight into the Afghan-Soviet s April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Roslyn Pierce (Amazon Review)  
The book with short stories, or vignettes, allows the reader to get a quick glimpse as to the patterns and tactics that each side used during the invasion/occupation of Afghanistan, without getting too bogged down with details. A good read for folks with an interest in military history or that region in particular.

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